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Jjav829
05-22-2008, 10:09 PM
Griffey hit #598 off of Randy Wolf in the 1st inning of tonight's Red-Padres game. He's now two short of 600.

Yahoo's Tim Brown says few people care. (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AqQOf2wxxCI.HNWQFSRctMIRvLYF?slug=ti-griffey052108&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)

RKMeibalane
05-22-2008, 10:53 PM
Griffey hit #598 off of Randy Wolf in the 1st inning of tonight's Red-Padres game. He's now two short of 600.

Yahoo's Tim Brown says few people care. (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AqQOf2wxxCI.HNWQFSRctMIRvLYF?slug=ti-griffey052108&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)

If it's true that not many people care about Griffey's achievement, it's because home runs records have been cheapened by the cheaters whose names I won't mention here. And this is perhaps the greatest tragedy of the steroid era- not that players decided to cheat- but that in doing so, they have made it impossible for the achievements of players like Ken Griffey Jr. to be celebrated, for every record that is broken, every milestone achieved, is met with either suspicion, or indifference.

KnightSox
05-23-2008, 03:34 AM
If it's true that not many people care about Griffey's achievement, it's because home runs records have been cheapened by the cheaters whose names I won't mention here. And this is perhaps the greatest tragedy of the steroid era- not that players decided to cheat- but that in doing so, they have made it impossible for the achievements of players like Ken Griffey Jr. to be celebrated, for every record that is broken, every milestone achieved, is met with either suspicion, or indifference.Sad but true. If not for Griffeys injuries we would have had a legit home run king.

DSpivack
05-23-2008, 05:37 AM
Sad but true. If not for Griffeys injuries we would have had a legit home run king.

Even with all his injuries, he'll still pass 600. That's quite amazing.

KnightSox
05-23-2008, 06:37 AM
Even with all his injuries, he'll still pass 600. That's quite amazing.Absolutely he will, but without his injuries through the years, is it not realistic to think that he could have hit 800?

Boondock Saint
05-23-2008, 06:52 PM
The fact that he's going to reach 600 is stunning in itself. To imagine the number he would have reached had he played his entire career healthy is enough to make one soil him/herself.

itsnotrequired
05-31-2008, 03:22 PM
Just hit 599. Fox will cover his next at-bat.

manders_01
05-31-2008, 03:28 PM
To one of the most admirable baseball players ever - smash that ball!!!

itsnotrequired
05-31-2008, 03:42 PM
Sac fly.

We'll do it again...

manders_01
05-31-2008, 03:42 PM
RBI, but no HR.

areilly
06-01-2008, 11:50 AM
Slate ran an interesting article about the Griffey Upper Deck rookie card this week. Great read:

http://www.slate.com/id/2191533/

decolores9628
06-01-2008, 01:06 PM
My favorite baseball player ever. Go get 'em Ken

illini81887
06-09-2008, 06:21 PM
:bandance::bandance:

Sockinchisox
06-09-2008, 06:21 PM
He just hit it vs Florida.

Congrats to Griffey!

Jjav829
06-09-2008, 07:05 PM
I was kinda hoping he'd hold off another 11 days so I could see it in person.

But congrats to Junior, the best player of this generation and one of the best ever! :bandance::bandance::bandance:

PKalltheway
06-09-2008, 07:28 PM
I was planning on seeing the Reds play the Cardinals at home on Wednesday, and I was kinda hoping that he could have waited until then.

In any event, congrats Griffey! Glad to see ya get 600!:bandance:

BadBobbyJenks
06-09-2008, 07:41 PM
Oh what could have been if not for those injuries. He is a hall of famer no doubt, but he was on his way to being one of the best ever.

voodoochile
06-09-2008, 07:44 PM
Congrats, Jr. You deserve all the kudos, more so for doing it clean. Pity about your injuries, or Barroid would be a footnote instead of an asterisk.

:gulp:

Eddo144
06-09-2008, 09:46 PM
My very first favorite player.

And just think, he's accomplished something only five men before him have ever accomplished, despite missing a good three seasons worth of games due to injuries. And, like the Big Hurt, there's never been the cloud of PEDs hanging over his head.

Congrats to Junior.

chisoxmike
06-09-2008, 11:27 PM
Congrats Jr.:bandance:

At one point Griffey and Frank were the two best players in the game. Imagine what could've been if Griffey wasn't hurt the past few years...

manders_01
06-09-2008, 11:33 PM
Congrats Ken! :bandance: I wish more baseball fans would have been there to see you take your place in the 600 club (less than 17,000 :o:).

SoxSpeed22
06-09-2008, 11:35 PM
Congratulations Junior.
Wish this happened sooner.

chisoxfanatic
06-09-2008, 11:41 PM
Congrats, Griffey! Here's hoping that he'll become the undisputed Home Run King before his career's over!

palehozenychicty
06-10-2008, 08:51 AM
:supernana:

Congrats to Jr!

The guy always remained a class act, through injuries and other drama. Think if he never stomped out of Seattle and paired with Ichiro and King Felix....

areilly
06-10-2008, 09:27 AM
Oh what could have been if not for those injuries. He is a hall of famer no doubt, but he was on his way to being one of the best ever.

Our favorite national-level stathead and Cubs fan actually made a neat analysis of the possibilities:

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8200066/Injuries-sabotaged-Griffey's-bid-for-greatness

It's really quite ridiculous when you think about it.

kraut83
06-10-2008, 09:44 AM
Our favorite national-level stathead and Cubs fan actually made a neat analysis of the possibilities:

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8200066/Injuries-sabotaged-Griffey's-bid-for-greatness

It's really quite ridiculous when you think about it.

Congrats to Junior for doing it the right way, and with class! He's a great player and a no-doubt HOF'er, but could have been the greatest ever if not for the injuries.

:hijacked: Sidenote: Dayn Perry looks like he could be the frontman for a crappy emo band in his picture!

Eddo144
06-10-2008, 10:10 AM
Here's the best thing I've read about Junior since last night: http://joeposnanski.com/JoeBlog/2008/06/09/600-words-for-junior/.

It's from Joe Posnanski's blog. He's a KC writer, so there are a lot of Royals-related posts in his blog, but also a lot of general baseball posts. He's a good read.

Jjav829
06-10-2008, 06:40 PM
Oh what could have been if not for those injuries. He is a hall of famer no doubt, but he was on his way to being one of the best ever.

I know what you mean, but to nit-pick a bit, Griffey is one of the best ever. He was on his way to being the best ever. The injuries have limited that to just maybe one of the ten, or five, best ever. I mean he just hit 600 career homers. That's only been done by 5 other players (3 other clean players). Griffey will easily pass Sosa for 5th and assuming he has a couple more relatively healthy years in him, he should finish ahead of Mays, trailing only Aaron and Ruth (and Bonds*...for now).

FedEx227
06-10-2008, 07:10 PM
I know what you mean, but to nit-pick a bit, Griffey is one of the best ever. He was on his way to being the best ever. The injuries have limited that to just maybe one of the ten, or five, best ever. I mean he just hit 600 career homers. That's only been done by 5 other players (3 other clean players). Griffey will easily pass Sosa for 5th and assuming he has a couple more relatively healthy years in him, he should finish ahead of Mays, trailing only Aaron and Ruth (and Bonds*...for now).

I'm bringing out some numbers for my show tonight.

At the pace he was going, he would have reached 730 HR this season. So sad, how he could have made us forget Barry Bonds even existed. Hey, at least we can wait for A-Rod to do it.